Best LSAT Prep Course

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Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby cwest131 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:12 pm

What is the best lsat prep course? Please recommend the prep course, you guys have tried or know somebody who have.

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby tomwatts » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:12 am

My stock response is that it depends more on the particular instructor than on the company involved. The number one thing to do is find out about the instructors for courses you might be interested in: a newbie is likely to be worse than an experienced instructor in general, and a rock star instructor will generally be sold by whoever you're talking to as a rock star ("He has 5 years of experience, gets rave reviews from his students, helps us train new instructors," blah blah).

Other considerations:
* Location (or online)
* Price (with any discounts — test prep gets discounted like airplane tickets)
* Class size
* In-person help outside of class with your own teacher vs. a dial-in helpline
* Guarantees (what happens if you need to retake the test/course?)
* Online materials (recorded lessons, etc.)

Things that are generally assumed for all major test prep companies:
* A well-trained instructor with a high real score (if the company wavers on this, it's sketchy)
* Access to all released LSATs (if the company doesn't provide this, don't go for it)

Here's a (somewhat) recent topic in which this came up: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140767 (in it, I link to other, similar topics).

I teach for Princeton Review, so if there's anything you'd like to know about us, feel free to ask.

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby Kurst » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:46 am

This question has been asked and answered.

Best LSAT Classroom Prep Course
What's the best LSAT prep company?
LSAT Prep Courses - Who's the best and WHY?
Best LSAT Prep Class
I would like to get some advice on the best prep course
What's the best LSAT course? Previous score 160
Honest Comparison of LSAT prep Course - Your feedback
Which Prep Class?
Which class and the length of class
Which Prep Class to Take?
Best LSAT Prep.
HOW MANY TOOK A LSAT PREP COURSE BEFORE TAKING THE LSAT?
LSAT Test Prep Courses
best prep class
Best course for Advanced LSAT preparation?
Review of LSAT Prep Courses
One More LSAT Prep Question...Kaplan vs. Princeton vs. None
Princeton Review v. Kaplan v. PowerScore??
LSAT Class - Testmasters, Kaplan, or Princeton REview
Blueprint vs. TestMasters vs. Powerscore
Princeton Review v. Kaplan v. PowerScore??
Blueprint Online Course vs Kaplan or Atlas Classroom Course
What are the best LSAT prep books and courses?
Best prep-course
OKAY!! definitively who has the best LSAT prep course??

If, after reading the above threads, you are still unsure which prep course is for you, you may find the following threads helpful:

Kaplan
Kaplan Advanced class...thoughts?
kaplan course for $11000?
Kaplan course worth $1398 for high score
Are Kaplan courses really that awful?
Kraplan vs. Powerscore
lsat prep classes..is kaplan that awful?
KAPLAN (&@#($
Why Kaplan Sucks.
Do PR & Kap really suck that much?
Is Kaplan really that bad?
My problem with Kaplan - is Powerscore really different?
Kaplan Course Sucks (Houston edition!!)
Kaplan Sucks!
Does Kaplan really suck
From a Kaplan Teacher, Please Don't Use Kaplan
do kaplan teachers take a real lsat before they teach?

Princeton Review
Princeton Review prep course?
Anyone have any thoughts on the Princeton Review prep course
lsat test prep companies, a question from a teacher [discussion on why Princeton Review gets a bad rap]

Testmasters
Testmasters
How much did Testmasters help you? (First diag to 4th diag)
before / after testmasters
? about Testmasters
testmasters: online or classroom??
Testmasters class and AA
Powerscore Bible Trilogy + Testmasters prep course???

Powerscore
planning to take Powerscore's LSAT Full Length Course. help?
PowerScore Virtual Course?
LSAT PowerScore Virtual Course
Powerscore weekend class

Testmasters vs. Powerscore
Powerscore vs. Testmasters LSAT Course?
How to over prepare for LSAT? [note: Testmasters vs Powerscore]
Compare Powerscore vs. Testmasters--Please Help!
Powerscore vs. Testmasters Online Prep Courses
LSAT PREP: Powerscore vs. testmasters
Powerscore vs. Testmasters LSAT Course?
LSAT Prep Course--- Testmasters vs Powerscore Homework???
Testmaster's course vs. powerscore comments
TestMasters or PowerScore
Testmasters vs. Powerscore - Worth the extra $300?
Testwell, Powerscore or Testmasters?
Powerscore or Test master
testmasters course vs. powerscore LR bible

Blueprint
Blueprint
Blueprint vs PowerScore
Blueprint: The Movie vs. Powerscore
BluePrint vs. Powerscore
Help me distinguish the two and choose

Knewton
Knewton Test Prep-any good?
Anyone use Knewton LSAT?
Knewton LSAT course?
Knewton LSAT Prep
Knewton LSAT prep [#2]
Knewton LSAT Prep [#3]

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby LSAT Blog » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:09 am

Wow, kurst - haven't seen anyone compile and organize that many threads on the topic. You've done an incredible service.

"Which prep course is best, generally speaking" is an age-old question on these forums without a definitive correct answer. People who've taken a course they liked simply tend to recommend that course.

Whatever you decide, try to sit in on a sample class with the instructor you'd have for the course.

+1 on tomwatts' response as well.

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby WVUCelticFan » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:24 am

Kurst wrote:This question has been asked and answered.

Best LSAT Classroom Prep Course
What's the best LSAT prep company?
LSAT Prep Courses - Who's the best and WHY?
Best LSAT Prep Class
I would like to get some advice on the best prep course
What's the best LSAT course? Previous score 160
Honest Comparison of LSAT prep Course - Your feedback
Which Prep Class?
Which class and the length of class
Which Prep Class to Take?
Best LSAT Prep.
HOW MANY TOOK A LSAT PREP COURSE BEFORE TAKING THE LSAT?
LSAT Test Prep Courses
best prep class
Best course for Advanced LSAT preparation?
Review of LSAT Prep Courses
One More LSAT Prep Question...Kaplan vs. Princeton vs. None
Princeton Review v. Kaplan v. PowerScore??
LSAT Class - Testmasters, Kaplan, or Princeton REview
Blueprint vs. TestMasters vs. Powerscore
Princeton Review v. Kaplan v. PowerScore??
Blueprint Online Course vs Kaplan or Atlas Classroom Course
What are the best LSAT prep books and courses?
Best prep-course
OKAY!! definitively who has the best LSAT prep course??

If, after reading the above threads, you are still unsure which prep course is for you, you may find the following threads helpful:

Kaplan
Kaplan Advanced class...thoughts?
kaplan course for $11000?
Kaplan course worth $1398 for high score
Are Kaplan courses really that awful?
Kraplan vs. Powerscore
lsat prep classes..is kaplan that awful?
KAPLAN (&@#($
Why Kaplan Sucks.
Do PR & Kap really suck that much?
Is Kaplan really that bad?
My problem with Kaplan - is Powerscore really different?
Kaplan Course Sucks (Houston edition!!)
Kaplan Sucks!
Does Kaplan really suck
From a Kaplan Teacher, Please Don't Use Kaplan
do kaplan teachers take a real lsat before they teach?

Princeton Review
Princeton Review prep course?
Anyone have any thoughts on the Princeton Review prep course
lsat test prep companies, a question from a teacher [discussion on why Princeton Review gets a bad rap]

Testmasters
Testmasters
How much did Testmasters help you? (First diag to 4th diag)
before / after testmasters
? about Testmasters
testmasters: online or classroom??
Testmasters class and AA
Powerscore Bible Trilogy + Testmasters prep course???

Powerscore
planning to take Powerscore's LSAT Full Length Course. help?
PowerScore Virtual Course?
LSAT PowerScore Virtual Course
Powerscore weekend class

Testmasters vs. Powerscore
Powerscore vs. Testmasters LSAT Course?
How to over prepare for LSAT? [note: Testmasters vs Powerscore]
Compare Powerscore vs. Testmasters--Please Help!
Powerscore vs. Testmasters Online Prep Courses
LSAT PREP: Powerscore vs. testmasters
Powerscore vs. Testmasters LSAT Course?
LSAT Prep Course--- Testmasters vs Powerscore Homework???
Testmaster's course vs. powerscore comments
TestMasters or PowerScore
Testmasters vs. Powerscore - Worth the extra $300?
Testwell, Powerscore or Testmasters?
Powerscore or Test master
testmasters course vs. powerscore LR bible

Blueprint
Blueprint
Blueprint vs PowerScore
Blueprint: The Movie vs. Powerscore
BluePrint vs. Powerscore
Help me distinguish the two and choose

Knewton
Knewton Test Prep-any good?
Anyone use Knewton LSAT?
Knewton LSAT course?
Knewton LSAT Prep
Knewton LSAT prep [#2]
Knewton LSAT Prep [#3]


I think your post should be required reading for the LSAT forum

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby PhiloLogicGames » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:32 pm

:lol:

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby Dotson525 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:43 pm

Has anyone tried Test Sherpa? The course is inexpensive, thinking about adding it to my materials.

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby suspicious android » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:43 pm

Sticky that shit right now! This question is asked every 15 hours, we can end this here and now people!

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby dextermorgan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:48 pm

suspicious android wrote:Sticky that shit right now! This question is asked every 15 hours, we can end this here and now people!

I second this.

I applaud you Kurst!

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:48 pm

suspicious android wrote:Sticky that shit right now! This question is asked every 15 hours, we can end this here and now people!


Or we can go the usual route and berate them for being incompetent and incapable of using the search function.

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby Dotson525 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:53 pm

bk1 wrote:
suspicious android wrote:Sticky that shit right now! This question is asked every 15 hours, we can end this here and now people!


Or we can go the usual route and berate them for being incompetent and incapable of using the search function.


Yet no one has answered the question. This forum was pretty useless.

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:56 pm

Dotson525 wrote:Yet no one has answered the question. This forum was pretty useless.


If you're serious then you're being fairly dense.

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby Dotson525 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:01 pm

bk1 wrote:
Dotson525 wrote:Yet no one has answered the question. This forum was pretty useless.


If you're serious then you're being fairly dense.



Well I asked one question concerning the particular material in this forum. The other was just mention within my forum in helping a friend in logical reasoning. Thought to ask the question in this forum after posting the first.

Anyway did a search again.....and guess what no posts or topics concerning test sherpa's review.

Due to such little knowledge and use, decided not to add material within our group.

Simple

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:05 pm

Dotson525 wrote:Well I asked one question concerning the particular material in this forum. The other was just mention within my forum in helping a friend in logical reasoning. Thought to ask the question in this forum after posting the first.

Anyway did a search again.....and guess what no posts or topics concerning test sherpa's review.

Due to such little knowledge and use, decided not to add material within our group.

Simple


You asked a question when everybody was busy responding to a different question posed by OP. Heck I didn't realize that until this second post of yours (I had assumed you were referring to the question "which LSAT prep is best").

Honestly I have not heard of Test Sherpa and they seem pretty small/unknown. Make a separate thread about it rather than burying your question in a thread that is only tangentially related and you are more likely to get a response considering it is something that hasn't been answered before. That being said, I wouldn't hold your breath considering it is small and thus you are unlikely to have too many people who've tried it.

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby Dotson525 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:14 pm

bk1 wrote:
Dotson525 wrote:Well I asked one question concerning the particular material in this forum. The other was just mention within my forum in helping a friend in logical reasoning. Thought to ask the question in this forum after posting the first.

Anyway did a search again.....and guess what no posts or topics concerning test sherpa's review.

Due to such little knowledge and use, decided not to add material within our group.

Simple


You asked a question when everybody was busy responding to a different question posed by OP. Heck I didn't realize that until this second post of yours (I had assumed you were referring to the question "which LSAT prep is best").

Honestly I have not heard of Test Sherpa and they seem pretty small/unknown. Make a separate thread about it rather than burying your question in a thread that is only tangentially related and you are more likely to get a response considering it is something that hasn't been answered before. That being said, I wouldn't hold your breath considering it is small and thus you are unlikely to have too many people who've tried it.



You got a point, a small question does just get mixed in. Should of made a seperate thread for it, like the other. I wasn't thinking. Taking the test in Feb. hoping to knock out a small problem in LR.
Probably not heard by many people, but what we need it for is something small (reinforcement for inference in LR). Basically making sure this item wasn't a total rip off.

Sorry for the misunderstanding

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Re: Best LSAT Prep Course

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:21 pm

Dotson525 wrote:You got a point, a small question does just get mixed in. Should of made a seperate thread for it, like the other. I wasn't thinking. Taking the test in Feb. hoping to knock out a small problem in LR.
Probably not heard by many people, but what we need it for is something small (reinforcement for inference in LR). Basically making sure this item wasn't a total rip off.

Sorry for the misunderstanding


No problem, my mistake too. I think you said that they were cheap? I mean even if they do suck, if they don't cost much you aren't really losing that much.




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